Gear Locations

This page provides up to date creel positions from those vessels who have notified SWFPA. We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict. It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Iris ME 8 Creel Co-ordinates – 22nd of March 2019

22nd March 20191553212800000 || 1553212800

Interceptor ME 9 Creel Co-ordinates – 22nd of March 2019

22nd March 20191553212800000 || 1553212800

Dalwhinnie A913 Creel Co-ordinates

21st March 20191553126400000 || 1553126400

Kiroan AH 45 Creel Positions – 21st of March 2019

21st March 20191553126400000 || 1553126400

Twilight AH 16 Creel Co-ordinates – 21st of March 2019

21st March 20191553126400000 || 1553126400

Endurance AH 136 Creel Co-ordinates – 19th of March 2019

19th March 20191552953600000 || 1552953600

Pride n Joy TT 276 Creel Positions – 18th of March 2019

18th March 20191552867200000 || 1552867200

Boy Gordon VI A441 Creel Co-ordinates – 15th of March 2019

15th March 20191552608000000 || 1552608000

Le Belhara NN 733 Creel Co-ordinates – 12th of March 2019

12th March 20191552348800000 || 1552348800

Jas N 3 LH 50 Creel Positions – 11th of March 2019

11th March 20191552262400000 || 1552262400

Bella B LH 111 Creel Co-ordinates – 6th of March 2019

6th March 20191551830400000 || 1551830400

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 Creel Positions – 5th of March 2019

5th March 20191551744000000 || 1551744000

Aurora AH 17 Creel Co-ordinates – 13th of February 2019

13th February 20191550016000000 || 1550016000

Lady Ann AH 20 Creel Co-ordinates – 11th of January 2019

11th January 20191547164800000 || 1547164800

Freedom B Creel Positions

9th January 20191546992000000 || 1546992000

Alison Marie K 420 Creel Co-ordinates – 18th of December 2018

18th December 20181545091200000 || 1545091200

Alsvior K 337 – map of gear accidentally towed

5th November 20181541376000000 || 1541376000

Orianne AH268 Creel Co-ordinates 24.10.18

24th October 20181540335600000 || 1540335600

Map of current positions – East of Orkney – 16th of October 2018

16th October 20181539644400000 || 1539644400

Amended – Lost Gear in Orkney – 2nd of October 2018

2nd October 20181538434800000 || 1538434800

Peterhead Creel Co-ordinates – 2nd of October 2018

2nd October 20181538434800000 || 1538434800

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18th September 20181537225200000 || 1537225200

Missing Static Gear – 17th of September 2018

17th September 20181537138800000 || 1537138800

Noronya K 733 Creel Co-ordinates – 5th of September 2018

5th September 20181536102000000 || 1536102000

Southern Belle WK 25 – 6th of August 2018

6th August 20181533510000000 || 1533510000

Orianne AH 268 Creel Co-ordinates – 14th of June 2018

14th June 20181528930800000 || 1528930800

Maureen June Creel Co-ordinates – 24th of May 2018

24th May 20181527116400000 || 1527116400

Jas N 2 LH 50 Creel Co-ordinates – 17th of May 2018

17th May 20181526511600000 || 1526511600

Aspire AH24 Creel Co-ordinated 15th May 2018

15th May 20181526338800000 || 1526338800

Vanguard KY 18 Creel Positions – 26th of April 2018

26th April 20181524697200000 || 1524697200

Genesis KY 20 Creel Co-ordinates – 23rd of April 2018

23rd April 20181524438000000 || 1524438000

Solis-C ME5 Creel Co-ordinates – 3rd of April 2018

3rd April 20181522710000000 || 1522710000

Lily 5 WK 46 Creel Positions – 26th of March 2018

26th March 20181522018800000 || 1522018800

Orianne AH 268 Creel Co-ordinates – 14th of February 2018

14th February 20181518566400000 || 1518566400

Mia Marlene K 91 Creel Co-ordinates – 12th of February 2018

12th February 20181518393600000 || 1518393600

Venture AH 36 Creel Positions – 31st of January 2018

31st January 20181517356800000 || 1517356800